Mark Spitz Quotes

39 Mark Spitz quotes:

"And if you have high cholesterol, you would feel the same as if you had low cholesterol because there are no side effects, no symptoms of having high cholesterol."
"Because a known fact is better than an unknown fact."
"By making a comeback, I'm changing the attitude of people toward me. If I'd known that people would react so enthusiastically, I'd have done it years ago."
"Did I take it all in on the awards stand? The only time I would have done that was my last event, because I was always thinking about the next one."
"Goggles were not allowed. A cap was allowed, but I chose not to wear one. I grew the mustache because a coach in college said I couldn't grow one."
"I wasn't able to lower my cholesterol so they put me on a statin drug. It is called lipitor. I was able to lower my level in about 30 days from above 300 to below 200."
"I'm at the depot, and I'm not going anywhere. That's better to deal with than having to deal with the unknown. And the unknown is they don't want to fail. They don't want to pay the price unless there's a guarantee they're going to get there."
"In my day, at 12 years old, which was 38 years ago, we worked out in summer months for two and a half hours. Today someone in that age group might work out for four hours, two hours in the morning and two at night."
"Past performance speaks a tremendous amount about one's ability and likelihood for success."
"So in my mind I own a lot of house records still."
"Swimming isn't everything, winning is."
"The only side effect of too much training is that you get into better shape. There is nothing wrong with that."
"The pool is terrible, but that doesn't have much to do with my record swims. That's all mental attitude."
"There are times I might coach one or two workouts a year when the regular coach gets caught in traffic."
"To be recognized as great is the culmination of a career, not a specific event. So we will have to wait and see, for Ian Thorpe."
"Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our prospects look favorable, but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold medal count as in previous Olympics. But I am not coaching."
"What it is saying is that someone who was a world champion and who takes care of himself with a 17-year rest and applies the proper training techniques and perseverance could be successful."
"When I went to the Olympics, I had every intention of shaving the mustache off, but I realized I was getting so many comments about it - and everybody was talking about it - that I decided to keep it."
"Yes, I believe that the art of winning is through intimidation, and not necessarily do you have to speak about it."
"If he wins seven golds and ties what I did, then it would be like I was the first man on the moon and he became the second. If he wins more than seven, then he becomes the first man on Mars. We'd both be unique."

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